South University, Savannah

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School Highlights

South University, Savannah serves 888 students (75% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Top Rankings

South University, Savannah ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 115 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
South University, Savannah(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions SchoolsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty115 staff209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South University, Savannah has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The South University, Savannah diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment888 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:115:1
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# Full-Time Students664 students929 students
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# Part-Time Students224 students1,541 students
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# Undergraduate Students231 students1,116 students
# Graduate Students433 students56 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-506
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
8%
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% Black
30%
33%
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% White
56%
44%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
8%
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Diversity Score0.590.68
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $4,028. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $7,597. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$16,360$4,028
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,360$7,597
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,166$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate63%63%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • South University's largest campus is located on the south side of Savannah. Located on nine acres of land, the school is convenient to Savannah's bustling midtown section and gives students easy access to the city's vibrant educational and cultural activities. South University's Savannah, GA campus is home to the School of Business, School of Health Professions, and School of Pharmacy. The original School of Business building was constructed in 1979 and then renovated in 2000. Also in 2000, the Health Professions building was opened and houses classroom and lab facilities for the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist Assisting, and Medical Assisting programs. The Health Professions Building also houses the campus library, student lounge, and administrative offices. The campus library houses a large collection that includes an extensive law library. Students may retrieve periodicals in paper or electronic form. The campus library houses a large book collection that includes extensive law, business and medical resources. Students may also retrieve articles in print and electronic formats from its collection of periodicals, many of which are accessible anywhere from on- or off-campus. Some of the sources that make these services available include: WESTLAW, the computerized legal research service; GALILEO, the Georgia network of databases, Ovid Technologies, and LIRN, a Florida based database service. A nonsectarian, co-educational institution of higher education, South University in Savannah, Georgia, is authorized under the Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 to confer doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of South University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

Profile last updated: 04/18/2022

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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,028 per year for in-state students and $7,597 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,445 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.